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121  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:38:21 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 02:34:45 PM

Scraper, you're feelings on this issue are conservative-based. So not only do I agree with pretty much everything you've said in this thread so far, it has to include "damn liberals are trying to force change on us again"

So with the ganging-up on me, the minority on this forum, here already, I want to know when is the majority going to step in and defend me? My feelings are getting hurt. Where is the compassion????????

 icon_razz

I thought a hands off approach on government regulations was a conservative principle.  All we are talking about here is the deregulation of the usage of Redskins as applied to sports teams.  Shouldn't you be in favor?
122  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:23:19 PM
Pretty sure that's always been the way though, you can't trademark obscenity or vulgarity.  The issue is what falls into those buckets does change over time and with society.
123  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 01:01:40 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 19, 2014, 12:50:21 PM

The biggest problem I have with it is that we have a branch of the government deciding what is and isn't "offensive" based on speech. If you guys so clearly want to believe in the free market then why can't the USPTO sit back and watch the trademark wither away because the American people don't buy the products it's associated with? As it stands the people and our free market justify its existence. Sad but true.

Is the name offensive? Sure it is. But why should the government tell us what is and what isn't offensive when it comes to trademarks attached to a product?

The government didn't just decide this on their own, a group of Native Americans brought suit against the trademark, and while our government is a majority rule, it is also tasked with the protection of the minority.   Here's Thomas Jefferson on it

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All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate which would be oppression.
124  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 12:35:00 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 12:15:18 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 19, 2014, 12:12:15 PM

If you're a conservative I don't see why you have a problem with this ruling, they aren't forcing anyone to change the name they are just making Redskin's merchandise into a free market.  If the team and the NFL want to compete they'll just need to make the highest quality jerseys at the best price.  Fair competition. Or are you folks in favor of government interference on markets now?

you folks?

i'm offended by that.
good thing I'm not trying to trademark it then
125  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 12:12:15 PM
If you're a conservative I don't see why you have a problem with this ruling, they aren't forcing anyone to change the name they are just making Redskin's merchandise into a free market.  If the team and the NFL want to compete they'll just need to make the highest quality jerseys at the best price.  Fair competition. Or are you folks in favor of government interference on markets now?
126  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:55:00 AM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 02:37:56 AM

Quote from: Rip on June 18, 2014, 11:11:34 PM

and then...

Fighting Irish
Running Rebels
Ragin Cajuns
KC Chiefs
Atlanta Braves
Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Hawks
Chicago Blackhawks
FSU Seminoles


Of course we need to bring about 60 High Schools that have the Redskins name under the thumb of the McLiberalism Junta as well.

Refusing to bow to political correctness are the communists of this age.

If you can't see the difference between calling a Blackhawk tribal member a Blackhawk versus a Redskin you're better off not bringing attention to that.

That's actually named after a WW1 army division's nickname that itself was named after a chief not a tribe. 

http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=46778
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During World War I, McLaughlin had served as a commander in the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Division of the U.S. Army. Members of his division called themselves Black Hawks in honor of the Sauk Indian chief who sided with the British in the War of 1812. Surely, the Major felt, it would be a fitting name for the newest entry into the National Hockey League.
127  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:17:00 AM
Zeke is just being really disingenuous and arguing straw men.
128  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 18, 2014, 11:40:09 PM

Quote from: Rip on June 18, 2014, 11:11:34 PM

and then...

Fighting Irish
Running Rebels
Ragin Cajuns
KC Chiefs
Atlanta Braves
Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Hawks
Chicago Blackhawks
FSU Seminoles


Of course we need to bring about 60 High Schools that have the Redskins name under the thumb of the McLiberalism Junta as well.

Refusing to bow to political correctness are the communists of this age.

While some controversy could be made out of those, none of them are generally considered a slur as is the case with redskin.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 11:44:10 AM
I will say the Alpha was amazingly polished and things ran well.  Granted the alpha player base will have been much smaller than release
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 02:04:56 AM

Quote from: ATB on June 18, 2014, 01:33:36 AM

I'm intentionally avoiding everything about this game.

Is it an MMO or what?

Sort of.  The server populates with randoms, so you will run across other players as you play. It might be doing something clever like changing servers on you as you go through inside areas between open sections.  There's a central town hub where you'll see a lot of randoms, as well as all the shops.  Mission selection is done from orbit in your space ship, and in the alpha you could select a story mission, a 3 man strike mission, or an open explore mode where you take on random quests from beacons throughout the map.  There was also a selectable PvP mode.  There's a full loot system, along with leveling up your character and skill trees, individual loot items can level up and be upgraded as well, often with their own min skill trees.  When in explore mode there are also area group events that spawn from time to time, like an enemy drop ship bringing in a spider tank, or a crashed ship that needs to be defended through several waves of attacks etc.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 01:27:50 AM

Quote from: Teggy on June 18, 2014, 12:50:56 AM

Huh, apparently I was in the alpha but didn't turn on any of my PlaystationTM devices recently so I didn't know it. Oh well.
They sent out emails as well to the account you have tied in to PSN.  The Alpha was great, I can't wait for the full game.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 17, 2014, 10:11:15 PM
The last one was from a different developer.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 16, 2014, 08:01:45 PM

Quote from: Ridah on June 16, 2014, 07:59:39 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 16, 2014, 03:21:28 PM

The alpha has been extended for a while.  btw, had I known that the alpha keys were going for $40 on ebay, I would have tried selling it.  insane that anyone would pay that much for a limited time trial. 

Quote from: @Bungie
There's a rumor that the #Destiny Alpha might be extended to allow dangerous experiments. Play beyond the official close at your own risk!

Is the risk just in losing character data? The way they're wording it, you would think the hardware was at risk...

I think they are testing server loads, so you may experience disconnects and other server load related issues.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 16, 2014, 06:55:39 PM
Some of the big differences
Spoiler for Hiden:
Coldhands completely removed from show.  Brienne does not fight the Hound. Varys does not leave with Tyrion.  Jojen doesn't die outside.   In the show Tyrion doesn't find out what actually happened with his first wife Tysha and the infamous "wherever whores go" line was cut.  Also no Lady Stoneheart but they may hold that for the season opener, though I'm thinking she's going to suffer the same fate as Coldhands.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 16, 2014, 02:00:07 PM

Quote from: Canuck on June 16, 2014, 01:12:05 PM

It's always been smoke and mirrors anyways. Why not change the message? How beneficial is all this cloud/dedicated technology for people who aren't signed up for Xbox live? If someone just wants to play single player, can they still take advantage of the building falling down technology without having to subscribe to Live?
More to the point what happens with no internet connection.  Some of the XB1's early always on requirements make more sense that way
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 16, 2014, 12:48:15 PM
I got a Hunter and Titan to level 8 and a Warlock to level 6 or 7.  I've found level 12 gear! crybaby
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 16, 2014, 11:56:56 AM
I played way too much of the Destiny Alpha.  That game is gonna be pretty good.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 13, 2014, 03:50:36 PM
There was a site you had to submit your PSN id to, but registration is now closed.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 13, 2014, 03:06:49 PM
I don't know about ten years, but I like it a lot.  It's very much haloXborderlands but also with a bit of MMO in it.  What I mean by that is you run across a lot of random players, especially when you are doing the explore mode.  Melee combat also feel really good and I'm enjoying stabbing guys with my Hunter and punching them with my Titan.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 13, 2014, 12:30:04 PM
The old TGS 2013 trailer leaked from when it was still Project Beast http://www.onlysp.com/new-trailer-leaked-ps4-exclusive-bloodborne-looks-fantastic/
You can see a marked improvement in graphics in the 5 seconds of footage we got from E3, but still this gives you a pretty good idea about the game I think.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 12, 2014, 11:08:05 PM
Yup I got an alpha email as well but can't try it until tomorrow as I'm off to a concert.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS3/PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- on: June 12, 2014, 06:09:06 PM
New Guilty Gear, there's a story trailer but screw that here's two matches.  These are not sprites.
Also supports crossplay between PS3 and PS4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_xYdKaIyNM&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIrN8hMer7w&feature=youtu.be


143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 11, 2014, 10:03:26 PM
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 11, 2014, 07:26:20 PM
All the folks who have seen the E3 demo have been absolutely glowing so far.  The gametrailers guy can barely contain himself.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 10:12:03 PM
Here's some video of Counterspy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGr5uMwvMEI

They look to really nail the 2d to 3d shooting.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 10, 2014, 09:20:44 PM
Hands on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJtzLXg9AB0&feature=youtu.be
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 10, 2014, 09:20:15 PM
Screenshots
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Screenshots




148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 10, 2014, 09:13:10 PM
Looks pretty cool from the Giantbomb Unfinished.
http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/unfinished-destiny-06-06-2014/2300-8971/
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 07:26:21 PM
Watching Counterspy preview on Gamespot and it looks great.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 06:57:01 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 10, 2014, 06:48:02 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 10, 2014, 06:39:28 PM

I'm surprised that theirs no Activision Press Conference.  In fact the only game I can think of that they make is Call of Duty series, and Blizzard stuff.  Did they fall off the map in the last few years?  they used to have a huge presence.

Activision is really starting to notice how they've got almost no IPs to offer. A press conference by them would end up being nothing but Blizzard and Call of Duty, so I think they'd rather just save themselves the embarrassment. Their core customers don't care about E3 anyway.
Eh, the got Destiny, and don't forget Skylanders.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 10, 2014, 06:42:25 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on June 10, 2014, 06:40:36 PM

So is this in fact Demon Souls?  I can't watch any streams at work so I'm just curious.

And for those of us with 360's only last go-round, what do I need to know about Demon Souls?

If it is pull your hair out hard, like I understand Dark Souls is, I'll pass.



No it's a new IP from the Demon's Souls team.  Dark Souls was an evolution off of Demon's Souls, this sounds like the next evolution.


from Famitsu (via neogaf)

- Spring 2015 release window
- They started work on this right after finishing Artorias of the Abyss, targeting Sony's new hardware
- The world and story is completely new, and the setting takes full advantage of the PS4's capabilities
- They're targeting 30fps at 1080p
- The keywords for the game is "blood" and "beast"
- There will be melee and long range weapons (guns) this time
- Character customization is confirmed
- There will be no map display in the game
- He wants combat to not just focus on action but also the strategic element
- The combat in the game is designed to feel like a life or death struggle
- There will be online elements of some sort, and it will involve players "discovering" together
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 06:41:08 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 10, 2014, 06:39:28 PM

I'm surprised that theirs no Activision Press Conference.  In fact the only game I can think of that they make is Call of Duty series, and Blizzard stuff.  Did they fall off the map in the last few years?  they used to have a huge presence.

Activision hasn't done one in a long time.  Konami used to do one but stopped a few years back.  Deep Silver, Namco, Capcom, Square Enix, and Sega also don't have them.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 10, 2014, 03:18:55 PM

Quote from: Punisher on June 10, 2014, 03:16:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 10, 2014, 01:02:24 AM

Played about an hour and it feels like a good mix of BF and a hint of Payday
This sounds about right. Not sure how I feel about this as a full release yet though. Will really depend on single player. I think I am probably leaning towards Rainbow Six Seige as my cops/robbers fix. I really want a good remake of SWAT 3.

You're looking at a Fall 2014 game v. a 2015 game though.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: June 10, 2014, 02:48:33 PM
Also, really interested to see how  “Keys to Kyrat” works.  The ability to have friends play co-op with you that don't own the game sounds very cool.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 02:01:23 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 10, 2014, 01:56:54 PM

So we shouldn't expect anymore reveals today other than Nintendo, correct?

It's the last "conference" but there may be smaller reveals during the week.  Consider how many publishers don't have conferences, and how limited time on stage is for Sony,MS, and Nintendo.  So unless it's big or exclusive a few games could easily not show up in any of those conferences.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 01:35:15 PM
The stuff I'm most excited for is pretty much all 2015 or beyond.  That's not to say that there aren't games I'm looking forward to this fall, I see 4 or 5 that I'll be getting then.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Rainbow 6: Siege on: June 10, 2014, 01:29:56 PM
As long as they bring back terrorist-hunt I'm in.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 12:42:28 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 10, 2014, 12:08:30 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 10, 2014, 11:36:42 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 10, 2014, 11:08:53 AM

The problem with Sony is that everything is coming next year. Greatness awaits....and waits....and waits.....



Then there are the non-exclusives, for which the PS4 will have the superior console versions:





Against my better judgement I want to point out that you're assuming superiority on unreleased games.   Probably should follow the advice of some of my friends that no longer or very rarely visit this forum to engage anyone about the superior console, but until the game has been released no one can claim a superior version unless they have a release client for both games




Eh, it's a reasonably safe assumption at this point, the best you are going to see is parity.   Prior to release specs looked to show the PS4 hardware as superior, and everything released up to now pretty much backs that up.  It's going to be a pretty oddball title that performs uniformly better on the Xb1, and short of performance you are looking at if it will have any unique features on the format and dropping Kinect actually hurts them in that regard.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: June 10, 2014, 11:58:49 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 15, 2014, 05:34:10 PM

Far Cry 4 - People Seemed to Like Tomb Raider's Setting So Hey, Us Too
Striked me more as pulling from Just Cause 2
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 11:52:48 AM
Microsoft does have a few more fall exclusives but when looking at exclusives I'm not sure any of them break into the top five selling games for the fall on their respective consoles, top ten might even be tough.  Are any going to outsell Destiny, CoD, Assassins Creed, Far Cry, or Dragon's Age?   Even on the remaster front I can see GTA outselling Halo and Last of Us.   So being the best console for third parties seems like a winning strategy to me right now.
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